Model Predictive Controller (MPC) maintenance and Improvement Services from PiControl Solutions
Improve your MPC controller performance using PiControl Solutions software and technology. PiControl offers remote MPC maintenance consulting and support. Any MPC software- DMC (dynamic matrix control), RMPCT (robust model predictive control technology), Predict Pro, Connoisseur, or any other can be improved. PiControl software is called COLUMBO – closed loop universal multivariable optimizer. COLUMBO reads Excel data files containing MV, CV and FF data from the MPC – model predictive controller. Its powerful optimizer then refits existing models and improves model accuracy thereby reducing prediction errors. A fast, powerful, novel, revolutionary method of improving any MPC model using a totally new methodology not available in any other product.
MPC performance may be poor because of any of the following: 1) Incorrect MPC dynamic models 2) Poor selection of MV and CV variables 3) Poor PID tuning for slave PIDs connected to the MPC 4) Certain CVs and MVs in current MPC that need to be relocated to DCS-based APC (advanced process control) 5) Judicious selection and deletion of dynamic models. 6) Combining process engineering knowledge to improve MPC performance.
PiControl can help you in checking your MPC and fixing all six above listed opportunities.
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COLUMBO just reads offline Excel files, does not need to connect to the Level 3 process control network – so there are no cyber security concerns!
COLUMBO can read Excel files with MV, CV and FF (manipulated variable, controlled variable and feedforward variable) data with the MPC ON (active and in closed-loop mode). With the normal changes in CV targets limits (setpoints) or the normal changes in DVs (disturbance variables), COLUMBO optimizer can determine new and improved models with superimposing new intrusive step tests on the setpoints of the slave PIDs. Not needing new intrusive step tests prevents plant perturbations and disturbances and reduces stress and headaches for the control room operator.
PiControl can help you improve your MPCs remotely – no travel costs, all work can be done safely and remotely. Contact PiControl at [email protected] and let us help you improve your MPC performance today. Increase plant profits and benefits using COLUMBO software from PiControl.